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Siemens and Atos join forces in the areas of generation planning and energy trading | Europe
 
   

Siemens and Atos join forces in the areas of generation planning and energy trading

At the beginning of February 2012, Siemens and international IT services provider Atos announce first collaboration in the energy market following their strategic partnership formed in July 2011 to offer joint innovative approaches. The companies jointly invest into developing an integrated solution to optimize power generation and reduce cost and risk. Both partners will contribute their know-how and experience in their respective field.

This integrated software solution is designed to significantly boost the profitability of power generation and trading by optimizing the bid creation and by providing a seamless data flow at IT level. This furthermore saves costs for integration and reduces the project risks.

The proportion of renewable energy sources used at the power plant fleets of supply companies and consequently in their electricity trading portfolio is increasing. This creates additional challenges for power supply companies and energy traders alike. To meet these challenges professionally, Siemens and Atos will offer an integrated software solution based on the Siemens generation planning tool jROS (Joint Resource Optimization and Scheduler) and the Atos package PTRS (Power Trading and Retail System) for power trading and risk management.

?The cooperation with Atos puts us in a position to offer our customers an IT solution that covers their entire value chain. At the same time, a single source of supply reduces the project risk significantly when introducing or exchanging tools of this type,? said Jan Mrosik, CEO of the Smart Grid division in Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector.

?Our customers will gain considerable advantages from this expanded collaboration with Siemens in the domain of energy. By offering this solution our customers benefit from the combination of strengths of two experts in the energy sector. We believe we are meeting our customer?s strictest demands and are helping them to expand in this growing market segment?, said Jérôme De Parscau du Plessix, CEO at Atos Worldgrid.

The joint Resource Optimization and Scheduler (jROS) is a component of the Siemens Spectrum Power network control system, the Atos Power Trading and Retail System (PTRS) is a flexible platform for the rapid implementation of different energy market models including interfaces to power exchanges. For power supply companies, the integrated software solution offers the advantage of modular coverage for all aspects of optimizing their power plant and contract portfolio. At the same time, it minimizes integration risk because jROS and PTRS communicate via joint standard interfaces tested in-house, so they do not need to be implemented in a project first. The integration itself offers a seamless data flow between generation planning and energy trading, allowing faster decisions to be made in the bidding process on energy exchanges and for bilateral trading.
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Posted by Gloria Llopis | 2012-02-06